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Old 03.11.2019, 12:04
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Re: Facebook are prudes

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I donīt think anyone here was defensive, that is your interpretation. If someone doesnīt agree, they just have a different opinion.

Just realize that there are people who simply disagree with your stories.
This exactly.

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It's strange how defensive some people become about social media. You say something to criticize it (even offering studies and facts about it), and they act like they've been deliberately offended or something. But people have a hard time believing anything that contradicts their prior beliefs. That's how confirmation bias works. When someone is presented with information or facts that contradict their prior beliefs, it results in cognitive dissonance, and so their instinct is to shut it out and negate its validity. Like trying to convince a Muslim extremist that perhaps their god does not really exist.

The thing is, people have become so conditioned to consider social media such a routine, 'normal' part of their lives that they usually don't even bother to consider what effects it is having upon their minds and/or their lives. I was one of those people for a very long time.


Again, everyone has different experiences with social media. But that doesn't change the fact that these sites are designed to trap people in a dopamine-feedback loop. 2.2 billion users worldwide and the average social media user spends 2 1/2 hours per day on these sites... Sites that are intentionally designed to be addictive. And those numbers are increasing.

But isn't this you just trying to push one POV? Yes there are studies. Yes the internets can be addictive. But, you know, personal choice. Social media may have a lot of negatives but there's a great deal of positivity too. You've exercised your confirmation bias too.

I personally found your posts to have bypassed informative and moved into soapbox spanking territory. But that's perhaps just my interpretation.

And, surely, the irony of posting at such length on a social forum can not have escaped you?
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